Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Cormeto; Metirapona; Metopiron; Metopirone; Metycor; SU 4885

Latest Information Update: 10 Mar 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer HRA Pharma; Novartis
  • Class Antidepressants; Antihormones; Diagnostic agents; Pyridines
  • Mechanism of Action Steroid 11-beta-hydroxylase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Adrenal insufficiency; Cushing syndrome; Hyperaldosteronism

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Mar 2017 No recent reports of development identified - Preregistration for Adrenal insufficiency (Diagnosis), Cushing's syndrome (Diagnosis) and endogenous Cushing's syndrome in Austria, Luxembourg (PO)
  • 07 Mar 2017 Preregistration for endogenous Cushing's syndrome is ongoing in Germany, Spain and Belgium (PO)
  • 07 Mar 2017 Launched for Adrenal insufficiency (Diagnosis), Cushing's syndrome (Diagnosis) and endogenous Cushing's syndrome in Norway (PO) before March 2017
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